The Big Break my Career Needed: Stanley Kubrick Died

Let me explain… One of Kubrick’s best films is ‘A Clockwork Orange’, but given the huge backlash it received on its original cinematic release (much sexualised violence – I think in making an important point, but I understand others won’t feel that) he requested that it never be re-released. The distributors / rights holders honoured that…

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International Expert becomes Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame Nominee

Jacob Aldridge Speaker on the Economy

International speaker and business advisor Jacob Aldridge has become just the second non-American to be nominated to the Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame in California. At an event last week, run remotely, Mr Aldridge was nominated in recognition of his work delivering speeches and workshops online since 2010 and especially in response to the Covid…

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How I became a Hall of Fame Speaker

The view was Italian. The champagne was French. And the client was Australian. Here’s how I was nominated for the Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame. Click here to read the press release, and view my showcase Hall of Fame video. Here is a truth that is not self-evident enough: it takes an outrageous and ambitious…

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Why Dividend Investing is a Bad Idea

When I was a naïve young man, pondering financial freedom and wealth creation despite earning $75 per week, there were a few simple frameworks that helped set my vision. Boy, were they horribly wrong! One of these was the idea of “Dividend Investing”, where someone can build a portfolio of shares such that the quarterly…

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First Australian Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame Nominee

Jacob Aldridge Speaker on the Economy

Brisbane speaker Jacob Aldridge has become the first Australian nominated to the Virtual Speakers Hall of Fame. At an event last week, run remotely, Mr Aldridge was nominated in recognition of his work delivering speeches and workshops online since 2010 and especially in response to the Covid Pandemic. “Lockdowns forced businesses worldwide to work remotely…

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When Buying a Lottery Ticket is Good Financial Planning

I haven’t bought a lottery ticket in years – but that’s because I’m already rich. I don’t think it’s fair to universally claim that playing games of chance is bad financial planning. There are three reasons why buying a lottery ticket is good financial planning. 1. Expected Value The homo economicus view on lottery tickets is that…

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Being Responsible for Maintaining Relationships as Expats

I wrote previously about what to do with your stuff when you leave the country long term (longterm travel, digital nomad, or expat). What about the relationships you leave behind? Moving countries means you’re choosing a different life path to many of your family and long term friends. Maybe that means you were always a…

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Where do you store your possessions for long term travel?

I spend a lot of time in digital nomad and long term travel communities (mostly online … because most of us are moving around regularly). One of the most common questions (that isn’t tax related) is “Where do you keep your stuff while you’re gone?” One school of thought is to donate everything you’re not…

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